Fire Prevention Tips From Experts

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In the United States, there is a fire every 24 seconds. In 2015, according to the United States Fire Administration, there were over 3,000 deaths and over 15,700 injuries attributable to fires, mainly home fires.

At Restoration 1, we are appalled by these stats, but we can’t say we are surprised about them. We are used to working on restoring properties after fire & smoke damage around the country, and we understand how fast fires can spread and how terrifying the results can be. This is why it is very important for us to share fire prevention tips with our audience and clients. Your safety will always be our top priority.

Fire Prevention Tips

There are a few things you could do around your home or business to help reduce the mind-blowing statistics we shared above.

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms in every room and living area of your home. Don’t forget the kitchen!
  • Your smoke alarms should be inspected periodically, to make sure they’re working properly and that the batteries are in tip-top shape.
  • Have a fire escape plan for the family. Practice different scenarios and make sure every family member knows what to do and where to go should they become trapped in any area of your home.
  • Have fire extinguishers at hand, particularly near the kitchen, as cooking accounts for 47 percent of home fires. Teach every family member how to use it in case of an emergency.
  • Keep flammable materials in safe areas, and always away from children’s reach. Space heaters should be at least three feet away from anything that can burn.
  • Turn off all decorative lights at night and before you leave the house. This is particularly important around the holidays, when we see a lot of twinkle lights.
  • Never plug too many appliance cords into the same electrical socket.
  • Teach the kids how to dial 911. It is essential that they know who to call in case of an emergency.
  • Don’t leave candles unattended.
  • Install safety gates or other child-proofing devices around fireplaces, ovens and furnaces.

Tips From the Experts

Kevin Stout

"Fires are a big concern in California. It is important that every homeowner is careful when cooking as home fires result in thousands of calls to the fire department on a daily basis. Using water to put the fire out is a big no-no!"

Kevin Stout

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Micah Jefferson

"It is essential to always have a fire extinguisher at home, and to teach every member of the family how to use it. Fire damage can be devastating , but it can be significantly reduced or even prevented with proper fire education."

Micah Jefferson

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Ron Jones

"Every year there are approximately 350,000 home fires in the country. Never leave an unwatched pot or pan on the stove or in the oven, this is one of the leading causes of home fires everywhere!"

Ron Jones

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Ken Sellers

"Make sure your heating equipments are properly maintained ahead of the cold season. A malfunction could cause a devastating house fire. Additionally, periodically check that your fire alarms are always working and have batteries."

Ken Sellers

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John Wheatley

"Remember to keep your matches and lighters locked up somewhere safe where children can’t stumble upon them. Also, keep lit candles on raised surfaces where toddlers and babies can’t knock them over. We see too many homes damaged by accidents involving young children.

John Wheatley

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Anthony Lioi

"Take your job in the kitchen seriously. Cooking equipment continues to be one of the leading causes of home structure fires and fire-related injuries. Almost half of the homes fires that are reported begin in the kitchen."

Anthony Lioi

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Brent Huse

"Don’t forget to schedule your annual inspections and tune-ups to ensure that your heating system is in tip-top shape. It might seem like a hassle, but it could save your home or even your life one day."

Brent Huse

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If your home or business is ever in a fire, remember that our experts at Restoration 1 are ready and able to lend a helping hand in your time of need. Contact your local Restoration 1 today 24/7 for emergency services.

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